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Church Renovation

My family moved to North Carolina from Roanoke, Virginia, the summer before my senior year in High School.  Whenever a real estate agent would call to say someone was going to look at our house, my Mom or Dad would say, “Red Alert!  All Hands On Deck!”  Everyone in the family would jump into action, cleaning, vacuuming and picking up.

If my parents were here, I know they would be calling an All Hands On Deck, Red Alert.  Next Friday August 7 and Saturday August 8 we will paint our worship space, lobby, hallways, pastor’s office and nursery.  Sunday afternoon August 16 we will move the furniture and pull up the carpet.  Special Effects will install new carpet that week.  Saturday morning August 22 we will move the furniture back for our worship service and install the cove base, the vinyl molding that runs around the base of the wall.  This is the first part of our two phase upgrade.

In addition to painters and movers, we need people to donate or loan indoor ladders, paint rollers, paint roller extensions, paint pans, drop cloths, etc.  In order to insure an even coat of paint, we will only use 3/8" nap, soft, white cover paint rollers.  We will also need food and drinks for our workers Friday and Saturday.   Sunday August 16 we will have a potluck lunch after church before we remove the carpet and prep the floor.  You may also donate money to pay for the paint and other materials.

Some people have said that they are unavailable Friday August 7 and Saturday August 8.  No worries!  Let me know the days you are available and we will organize other work days that meet your schedule.  You are also welcome to work for part of any scheduled day.  This is a big project for us!  We need you!  Everyone can participate in this effort in some way!

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Sign up to paint, donate/loan materials, food or drinks in the lobby or on our SignUpGenius page: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0949afac2ba7ff2-paint. Pray daily that this will be a success for us! 

This Sunday, after communion, in preparation for our work days, we will ceremonially remove the banners and some of the cove base in our sanctuary and pray for God’s blessing upon our effort.  Together we will pray the post-communion prayer from page 366 of the Book of Common Prayer that says, “Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord.  To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and forever.  Amen.”  Our renovated building will glorify God by providing a better space to worship the living God, to learn about Jesus and to serve others. 


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